Dear Sir Paul,
I had just viewed Revolution
It sounded just fine.
But when I clicked on to view you in Tel Aviv:
http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=DHeB6ukmGqo
The clip froze and no sound ever came to me, and let that be, for I began to IMAGINE what the 'prophet' Lennon would have done if he had been invited to play Tel Aviv in celebration of Israel's 60th.
I did read that you Sir Paul blew in and out of the Church of The Nativity in the little town of Bethlehem: occupied territory, but you did not meet the indigenous people, the poor, oppressed or voiceless.
I IMAGINE Lennon would have walked from Jerusalem and through the Terminal to get there; the way all Palestinians must go. The Terminal puts one in mind of cattle being led to the slaughter.
I IMAGINE Lennon would have stayed a while and gathered a crowd in Manger Square.
I IMAGINE he would have ignited the poor and oppressed and voiceless with
And then he might have laid The Beatitudes something like this:
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven."
Wake up to you own spiritual poverty, know your own limitations allow God for lack of a better word-to lead you on.
JC spoke Aramaic and in that ancient tongue he called Abba which translates as Mommy as much as Daddy and that is good news and yin and yang.
"My ways are not your ways. My thoughts are not yours." -Isaiah 55:8
"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth."
Meek is nothing more than being patient with ignorance, slow to anger and never holding a grudge and Christ you know that ain't easy to do when they crucify you!
Christ, you know it ain't easy You know how hard it can be The way things go when they crucify you for just telling the truth
I am sure if Lennon had gone to east Jerusalem he would have spoken with Vanunu, a 21st century Jeremiah held under house arrest for speaking truth in 1986 that Israel was a nuclear power. Although denied by Israel the right to speak to foreignors since his release from prison in 2004, he speaks all over the world wide web about the Apartheid Wall and that Israel is the only place where WMD's can be found in the Mid East.
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, they will be filled."
How comforted and fulfilled you could be in the good fight for justice and mercy for the poor, oppressed and voiceless.
"Blessed are the merciful, they will be shown mercy. for with the measure you measure against another, it will be measured back to you," the law of karma explained by JC in Luke 6:27-38.
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they see God."
WAKE UP and see that He, She, The Divine Mystery of the Universe is within every man, every woman and every child. The Supreme Being is everywhere, the Alpha and Omega, beginning and end. Beyond The Universe -and yet so small; within the heart of every atom.
"Blessed are The Peacemakers: THEY shall be called the children of God."
Lennon did say, "Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends...I believe that as soon as people want peace in the world they can have it. The only trouble is they are not aware they can get it. …All we are saying is give peace a chance…All you need is love…Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."
"[I am] quite willing to be the world's clown; if by doing it I do some good…And I'm saying peace…The struggle is in the mind. We must bury our own monsters and stop condemning people. We are all Christ and Hitler. We want Christ to win. We're trying to make Christ's message contemporary. What would he have done if he had advertisements, records, films, TV and newspapers! Christ made miracles to tell his message. Well, the miracle today is communications, so let's use it."
I am certain Lennon would have been a voice for the poor, oppressed and voiceless in Manger Square and would have reminded the world that 2008 is also the 60th Anniversary of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, upon which Israel's statehood was contingent upon upholding:
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.
(2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.
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